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To offer information and efficient customer service resulting in a positive parking experience for the University community.


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On-Campus Move Out

April 21, 2017

Are you an on-campus resident wondering how you'll cram a year's worth of things into your compact vehicle? We can't help you with that, but we can help you with parking!

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Grand Valley is a permit only campus. If you are coming to either of our campuses (Allendale or Pew Campus) during business hours, you will need a permit. Please check The Parking 411 for additional information and times, unless you choose to pay and park at meters or pay stations. Permits are available to guests of students at no cost at the following locations: Allendale Campus - Public Safety (Service Building -just south of the Alumni House) and Pew Campus - Pew Security (102 Eberhard Center). Starting in the Fall of the 2016-2017 academic year, temporary permits for students will cost $6.00 per day.

Faculty/Staff lots, designated spaces, meters and pay stations are enforced year round.

Feel free to contact us for your questions and parking permit needs at 616-331-PARK(7275).

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Helpful Winter Parking Reminders

When parking in snow covered lots, look for the orange traffic cones that mark each row of parking – The center cone marks the center line. Before you get out of your vehicle, make sure there are only about 2 feet between vehicles, your bumper is in line with the vehicle next to you, and there is only one car either in front or behind you. We don’t want anyone’s vehicle trapped in the middle!

Give yourself more time to park in snowy conditions. Snow covered lots cause vehicles to park farther apart causing less parking per lot. Rather than stalking Lots C and G, count on Lots B and H for available parking!

If you purchased a temporary permit, make sure it is displayed on the driver’s side dash with the date fully visible. Failure to do so could result in a citation. Parking Enforcement Staff will only check the designated area for a permit on ice and snow covered windshields.

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Page last modified March 30, 2017